Bodie Island Lighthouse Restoration Progress Report
Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111 Ext. 148
Another milestone in the restoration project for the Bodie Island Lighthouse became obvious this week as the entire top of the lighthouse was enveloped in a white “shroud” and work continues on the historic landmark.
The “shroud,” made of nylon reinforced weatherproof fabric, provides several protective measures which include capturing sand blasted materials to prevent them from being released into the environment and creating a work environment that is more protected from harsh weather conditions.
Work accomplished to date includes:
Work to be accomplished next week:
The project is managed by the National Park Service in conjunction with restoration contractors, United Builders Group, LLC from New Bern, NC, the prime contractor, Progressive Contracting Company, Inc. from Edenton, NC, and the metal restoration work will be handled by Enberg Mold and Tool from Jacksonville, FL.
For more information on this project, contact the Public Affairs Office at 252-473-2111 ext. 148.
Did You Know?
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.